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Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it

Feb. 15, 2019 10:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug lord's...

Deadly blue 'Mexican oxy' pills take toll on US Southwest

Feb. 14, 2019 9:38 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever. He became yet another victim killed by a flood of illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico by the Sinaloa cartel into the Southwest — a profitable new business...

Make El Chapo pay for a border wall? Don't count on it

Feb. 14, 2019 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After El Chapo's conviction in a drug-trafficking trial that included florid testimony of jewel-encrusted guns, a fleet of cash-laden jets and a personal zoo with roaming big cats, some Americans have floated an idea they see as poetic justice: Why not take some of the Mexican drug lord's...

In El Chapo's state, people see little change with verdict

Feb. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EST

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord's home state of Sinaloa, cradle to his powerful cartel, many residents say they don't expect violence and trafficking to abate. As news that the Sinaloa...

Police: Rome is increasingly prey to Italy's 3 big mafias

Feb. 13, 2019 5:37 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Police say Italy's three big organized crime syndicates are increasingly infiltrating Rome's economy, sometimes collaborating for efficiency. The semi-annual report of the national anti-Mafia investigative police agency DIA offers a grim analysis of how the Sicilian Mafia, Naples-area Camorra...

Despite El Chapo arrest, powerful Sinaloa cartel marches on

Feb. 13, 2019 12:00 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel marches on despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction in New York of its notorious leader, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, and the proof of this lies is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected on the border in recent weeks. Those heaping bags of...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman convicted

Feb. 12, 2019 7:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and...

Notorious drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman convicted

Feb. 12, 2019 6:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's most notorious drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 5:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday that the defense "fought...

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer vows to appeal conviction

Feb. 12, 2019 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the verdict for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's U.S. trial (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says the notorious drug lord's conviction will be appealed. Jeffrey Lichtman said outside a Brooklyn courthouse Tuesday the defense "fought like...